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From the News-Herald:
Immigration issue draws rally to Painesville Square
By Betsy Scott, The News-Herald
POSTED: 08/08/15, 6:09 PM EDT | UPDATED: 1 HR AGO
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The event was held by the Grassroots Rally Team of Ohio to help send the message “Americans first.”
The rally was organized on the heels of the fatal shooting of a Concord Township woman in her home and injury to a woman walking with her children on Lake Metroparks’ Greenway Corridor.
The suspect is Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, of Painesville, who is believed to be a Mexican citizen in the country illegally. A local immigration advocacy group has said that Razo has been trying to get his green card for more than a decade.
The Grassroots Rally Team of Ohio was begun in Lake County in 2007 and has held similar events elsewhere, said coordinator Arzella Melnyk of Kirtland.
“There has been a lot of information in the news lately about sanctuary cities; there have been tragedies that have happened to families and we just thought it was time to get together again,” she said, “just to let our elected officials know that we’re not happy with what’s going on, and we expect them to do what they’ve been elected to do, and that is to actually protect U.S. citizens, and that’s why we need our borders secured and immigration laws enforced.”
Speaker Ralph King, state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots urged attendees to go to their local government officials and seek passage of resolutions in support of enforcing immigration laws.
“If you keep fighting it at the top, we’re not going to win,” he said.
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Robert Najmulski, a Federation for American Immigration Reform field representative who spoke at the event, envisions more people getting involved.
“If things keep going the way they’re going, there’s going to be people sitting here all the way to the end of the park and all the way down the street,” he said. “That day is coming, they will follow you, but unfortunately it’s going to take things getting a lot worse.”
He noted that he is not anti-immigration nor anti-immigrant.
“Enough is enough,” he said. “The political correctness about the whole thing, all of the heart-wrenching stories ... It’s got to get down to one thing. Just like I deal with my kids, (whom) I love … in my home, this is daddy’s laws, daddy’s rules; and in this country, we have rules, we have laws, and you will follow them or you will leave.”
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